An opportunity of a lifetime has been offered to emerging Australian racing talent Tom Hayman to compete in the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour. Hayman will compete under a newly established McLaren GT team, Method Motorsport, spearheaded by Walkinshaw Andretti United Supercar driver Chaz Mostert.
Mostert has joined forces with Guy McEntyre to form the new team, which will field two McLaren GT4 cars; one of which Hayman will pilot at the 2024 Bathurst 12 Hour.
Hayman, who finished fourth in the 2023 National Trans AM Series is undoubtably looking forward to the opportunity.
“It’s awesome to be able to let the cat out of the bag,” admitted Hayman.
“This opportunity for me is something that I’ve only dreamt of. I still remember the feeling I had when I got the phone call to say I’ll be racing in the 12 Hour. To also be running under Chaz and his team, Method Motorsport is really cool and I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity.”
Hayman debuted at Mt Panorama in the final round of the Trans Am Series last year, finishing with an impressive first-place in Sunday’s race and placed no lower than sixth across the weekend, whilst also finishing the weekend with a round win.
“I raced at Bathurst for the first-time last year and we had a really good weekend actually,” said Hayman.
“I’m glad that I have some track experience under my belt, but I’m really looking forward to hitting the track in the GT, where there will still be plenty of learning to be done.
“I can’t thank Chaz enough for this opportunity and I’m very excited to be able to get to the event and experience it as a driver.”
Co-owner, Chaz Mostert is equally excited to have Hayman join the team for the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour.
“To have someone like Tom joining the team is massive news for us,” said Mostert.
“We watched the Trans Am Series closely last year and it was impressive to see Tom charge to the front throughout the season. We were most impressed with Tom’s last round of the season, where he scored a race win on his debut at The Mountain, that was excellent!
“Tom has a great attitude and is fast on the track, so we knew we needed to get him involved with Method Motorsport. As a new team looking to take on Mt Panorama, it’s refreshing to have a mix of knowledge and youth on the team and so I’m really looking forward to having Tom and his family join us for the 12 Hour.”
Co-drivers will be announced in the coming weeks, with the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour set to kick off 16-18 February.